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Photo Tour of New York City Part 2
Part Two of the Photo Tour
As an Architecture student living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania I had the opportunity to go to New York City in order to view different locations. During the scenic event, I was captivated by the numerous buildings, the hustle and the bustle, and the entire city lifestyle NYC offered.
Saint Thomas Church
The Saint Thomas Church, located at the corner of 5th Ave and 53rd St in Manhattan is one of the oldest churches ever created by architects Ralph Adams Cram and Bertram Grosvenor. The church was founded in 1823 and incorporated as an Episcopal parish on January 9th, 1824. The exterior of the church is brilliantly detailed, however the true beauty of the design lies inside. I was unable to take pictures of the interior; however, it is open to the public so I highly recommend stopping in to visit whenever you can make it to New York City.
The doors are open 365 days a year and hold service daily. They also have daily tours beginning at 12:30PM.
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central is located at 42nd and Park Ave in Midtown Manhattan. The terminal was built by the New York Central Railroads and contains 44 platforms with 67 tracks running along. 41 of the tracks run along the upper level and 26 tracks run along the lower level; both levels however, are below ground. This terminal is often incorrectly addressed as "Grand Central Station" and is one of the largest and most popular train stations in the world. In 2016, the new Grand Central Terminal is expected to be finished and contain several more platforms and tracks.